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OTTOBRUNN, Germany (BRAIN) — Porsche announced it will develop an e-bike drive system in the next few years, collaborating with Pon Holdings' Ponooc Investment B.V.

Tagged Electric bike

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports will move to a new and larger location nearby that's nearly double the size and expected to be open by Sept. 1.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, announced after a surprise agreement this week between Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, does not contain an electric bike tax credit and other bike-related measures included in President Joe Biden's original Build Back Better Act.

Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts, which was founded 50 years ago by Karl Heinz Schaette, will close its doors next month.

LeBron James (left) and Maverick Carter at a 2019 event. Getty photo.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles announced Friday that two investment groups have taken "strategic equity investments" totaling $30 million in the Germany-based company.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Days after an announcement that the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is postponed for this year, a variety of framebuilders and other industry sponsors say they are committed to a new show to be held in Portland in September next year.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor reports that its sales grew 21% in its fiscal first quarter, mostly due to a double-digit sales increase in its Sporting Products division, which includes its ammunition brands. In its Outdoor Products division, which includes the bike-related brands Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CamelBak, and QuietKat, sales were down 2%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor has agreed to acquire Simms Fishing Products, a Montana-based sports fishing gear brand.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

MILAN (BRAIN) — Investment holding company Italmobiliare is acquiring the cycling and motorcycling footwear company Sidi Sport for 66 million euros ($66.8 million).

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Decreased demand in cycling and advanced wearable products led to a 6% year-over-year revenue decline for Garmin Ltd. in the second quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc.'s bike-related sales were up 17.2% in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, while the company's operating income in its bike segment increased 20.2%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
North American Cycles will distribute the brand.
From left, Dennis Schömburg, Nyle Nims, Stefan Limbrunner, Florian Siegesleitner, and Matthew Nims.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Messingschlager USA acquired U.S. distribution rights to KTM Bike Industries.

Tagged Distributor news
That looks like a fast bike. Astute judges at the 2013 show in Denver consider the best in show award.

EATONTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which has not been held since 2019 because of the pandemic, is postponing its planned 2022 show due to lack of interest from exhibitors. The organizer says the show will be back for 2023. 

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Whoop sponsors several top pro cycling teams and athletes.

(BRAIN) — Fitness wearable maker Whoop and e-bike brand Rad Power each had layoffs this week.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group reported a year-over-year 2.6% net sales increase, saying global supply chain challenges, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and raw material price increases continue to affect its operations.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS' second-quarter net sales increased 45% year-over-year with the Sport category driven by snow helmet demand and less by bike helmets.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

DENVER (BRAIN) — The first national e-bike trade show announced Wednesday that the National Bicycle Dealers Association and PeopleForBikes will partner with the event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / The Big Gear Show

(BRAIN) — GT Bicycles announced Tuesday that Jason Schiers has been named managing director. Schiers will oversee the brand's strategy and future vision.

2023 show will be mid-June in Frankfurt.
We're not in Friedrichshafen anymore.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Organizers claimed success for the first Eurobike to be held in Frankfurt, which wrapped up Sunday.

Tagged Eurobike

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Some 29 years after selling his bicycle company to Trek and going to work for the Wisconsin brand, Gary Fisher has now been separated from the company since March. At Eurobike, Fisher said he's enjoying being an independent entity again.

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